El Capitan Continues Tradition of Screening LADY AND THE TRAMP for Valentine's Day
Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre continues its annual Valentine Day's tradition with Disney's animated classic "Lady and the Tramp" February 9-14, 2018. This special engagement is exclusively at the El Capitan Theatre."Valentine's Day has become one of the most anticipated days of the year at the El Capitan," said El Capitan Theatre General Manager Ed Collins. "Nothing captures the spirit of this holiday more than 'Lady and the Tramp.' To add to the romantic fun, we will also have the accordion stylings of Ed Vodika live on the El Capitan Stage before every screening of this Disney masterpiece." Daily showtimes are 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm and 7:00pm and all showtimes feature reserved seating. Tickets are on sale now, and available at the El Capitan Theatre box office (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes subject to change. "Lady and the Tramp" is a heartwarming tale featuring exquisite animation, unforgettable songs and one of the greatest love stories of all time. The film was originally released in June 1955, was the first Disney animated feature to be filmed in CinemaScope. Directed by Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, and Wilfred Jackson, the film follows the adventures of a young cocker spaniel from a respectable house, and her romantic escapades with Tramp, a devil-may-care mutt from the wrong side of the railroad tracks. Lady's comfortable life with her human family undergoes some dramatic changes with the arrival of a newborn baby, and she turns to Tramp for support. Together they have several memorable outings, including a romantic moonlit spaghetti dinner at Tony's, but things go seriously awry when Lady ends up being thrown in the dog pound.
The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special Tiny Tot Tuesday on Tuesday, February 13. During this special screening, parents and small children may enjoy the movie in a tot-friendly way-with lights dimmed rather than out and reduced sound levels.
Declared a Historic Cultural Monument by the City of Los Angeles and restored to showcase its original lavish architecture, The El Capitan Theatre has been since 1991 an exclusive first run theatre, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, for The Walt Disney Studios. The theatre also hosts live stage shows, world premieres, special events, and screenings of classic Disney films.In the 1920s, real estate developer Charles Toberman and Sid Grauman built the Egyptian, Chinese and El Capitan theatres. Los Angeles based Stiles O. Clements designed the elaborate cast-concrete Spanish Colonial style exterior; San Francisco architect G. Albert Lansburgh, known for his design of over 50 West Coast theatres and luxury cinema houses, designed the lavish East Indian inspired interior. Originally a legitimate theatre (over 120 plays and musicals were staged), it was converted for film for the world premiere of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane. The theatre then was renovated, reopening in March 1942 as the Hollywood Paramount, a streamlined "art moderne" first run movie house. In 1989, the Walt Disney Company joined forces with Pacific Theatres and launched a two-year, museum quality restoration of The El Capitan, led by renowned theatre designer Joseph J. Musil. Musil with the supervision of the National Park Service's Department of the Interior, and guidance from conservator Martin Weil and architect Ed Fields, achieved the goal recreating the original 1926 look and feel -- including original design elements such as the ornate plasterwork found hidden behind walls and the opera boxes in the main auditorium.